It’s officially baseball season, my favorite time of year! Last week was opening week and my daughter and I were lucky enough to have a girl’s date to a Dodgers game. Of course there was road construction on the freeway and I barely squeeked through security to hear the words that are recited before every game:
“It’s time for Dodger baseball!”
Since it was a 12:10 game, we headed straight to the concession stand to grab some Dodger dogs and cotton candy. It was Brooklynn’s first time trying cotton candy and she told me it was “the best day of her life” (mom for the win!). I will be the first to admit that I don’t fully understand the rules of baseball but I understand enough to enjoy it. Did I mention cute baseball players to look at? (HA!)
There is something special about the atmosphere of a live sporting event – especially when you’re rooting for the home team.My husband and I grew up in Sacramento where it is very taboo to not be a Giants fan (BOO!). You can only imagine our relief to be be able to wear Dodgers gear with pride wherever we wanted when we moved to LA.
There is a LOT of misconception about whether or not Dodgers games are safe. I can tell you whole heartedly that they are very safe. There is tons of security and they are very good about removing obnoxious fans from the audience. It is generally a family friendly and fun environment.
Before we moved, we brought both girls to a game for each of their first birthdays and have been coming to roughly 1 game per month since then. Our kids LOVE going to the games and joining in on the chants too. Until starting kindergarten, Brooklynn actually thought that the national anthem was the Dodger’s theme song. She would even ask to listen to it in the car (LOL!!). Our kids are absolutely hilarious – seriously, where do they come up with this stuff?
If you’re planning on visiting LA between April and September, I definitely recommend trying to catch a baseball game. The weather is always nice there and it’s always a lot of fun. Also, the parking and ticket prices are pretty reasonable. Dodger stadium also offers tours which would be pretty cool to check out. It’s a fun, affordable activity for the whole family to enjoy. There’s nothing more American than baseball!
Have a great week!